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newscricket4 days ago

AB de Villiers names his all-star IPL XI; picks MS Dhoni as skipper

RCB stalwart AB de Villiers joined in the party and named his IPL XI, where he picked MS Dhoni as the skipper, alongside a host of Indian stars - Rohit, Kohli, Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah. In the foreign recruits, he named Ben Stokes, Rashid Khan, Kagiso Rabada and himself as the four players.
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featurecricket11 days ago

IPL SRL | SRH vs CSK Evaluation Chart - Warner-Shankar partnership helps the hosts prevail in a see-saw encounter

CSK put themselves in the ascendancy after Bairstow’s early wicket before a Warner-Shankar partnership put the contest far away from the visitors’ hands with the score reading 172/5. On the back of Rashid Khan’s 3/31 and Sandeep Sharma’s 2/29, SRH notched up an impressive 12-run victory.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket15 days ago

MS Dhoni was once livid after he got out following my advice, recalls Mike Hussey

Michael Hussey narrated an incident from his coaching days in CSK when MS Dhoni was visibly upset with the Australian for a brief while after the CSK skipper was dismissed after he took advice from Hussey. The Aussie, however, revealed that Dhoni acknowledged the advice post the game.
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featurecricket16 days ago

IPL SRL | SRH vs RR Evaluation Chart - Pandey, Rashid knocks ensure one-sided win for SRH

Batting first, Sunrisers put on a show, scoring 172 runs on the back of Manish Pandey’s half-century and Rashid Khan’s 22 off 8, with Shreyas Gopal picking up two wickets. In the second innings, it was a rounded bowling display from Sanjay Yadav to ensure a 48-run victory for the hosts.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket25 days ago

Rishabh Pant has every shot in the book, states Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan has recalled the first instance when he met Rishabh Pant on the cricket field and hailed the Indian batsman as someone who can play every shot in the book. The Afghan spinner remembered that Pant had the bowlers completely bamboozled during an Under-19 tri-series in 2015.
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newscricketa month ago

Cannot afford to bowl full to Andre Russell, claims Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan, in a conversation with Yuzvendra Chahal, explained his thought process of keeping the ball short with variations, while bowling to someone like Andre Russell. Rashid also praised ‘explosive’ Rishabh Pant’s ability to play different shots, something that makes him a difficult opponent.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL SRL | KKR vs SRH Evaluation Chart - Rashid's 4-fer in vain as KKR demolish SRH

A wondrous spell from leg-spinner Rashid Khan turned out to be insufficient as SRH slipped to an embarrassing 42-run defeat against the Kolkata Knight Riders. In pursuit of 194, no SRH batsman scored a fifty as the Warner-led side were bowled out for 151, falling well short of the target by 42 runs.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Fox Cricket predicts 2025’s best Test XI; leaves out Indian star Virat Kohli

Fox Cricket’s prediction for the 2025’s best Test XI has some spectacular names missing out from the list, including Indian skipper Virat Kohli and star Rohit Sharma. On the list, there was the inclusion of Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw amongst the host of International stars in the lineup.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s death bowling probably best in IPL, reckons David Warner

David Warner believes that his side Sunrisers Hyderabad’s death bowling is probably the best in the tournament while also having great depth in the bowling department. He has revealed that the running between the wickets is one of the factors to his successful opening partnership with Bairstow.
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newscricket2 months ago

Wasim Jaffer picks Jasprit Bumrah to represent India in mixed-country T20 XI

Wasim Jaffer, on Monday, picked a T20 XI where he chose one player each from every country and decided to choose pace stalwart Jasprit Bumrah as the player to represent India. Jaffer’s XI also featured other prominent names such as David Warner, Jos Buttler, AB de Villiers and Andre Russell.
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